Government, Foreign and European Policy
The relationship that has evolved between Germany and Canada since the end of the Second World War is a close and cordial one. Both countries are members of NATO and share common political values, economic systems and lifestyles. Germany and Canada show a remarkable degree of agreement on most issues. Relations have steadily intensified in recent years, to the point where a dense network of consultation and cooperation occurs at both the political and economic level.
Germany and Canada
After centuries of bloody conflict, the integration of states and their interests has defeated nationalism and brought Europe an unparalleled period of peace, prosperity and stability. That is why the completion of European integration is our top political objective.
Germany and the EU
Recognizing political and humanitarian crises as early as possible and taking appropriate action is a key goal of German foreign policy. Our bilateral and international commitments are mutually complementary: we see decisions at the United Nations flanking humanitarian aid efforts and strengthening international law as much a priority as fostering international understanding through our cultural relations policy.
Foreign Policy Issues
German foreign policy is peace policy. In collaboration with its partners, Germany is active in the United Nations, NATO, the OSCE and other organizations, in pursuit of a fair, peaceful and stable international order. Within this policy, particular emphasis is placed on the prevention and resolution of crises as well as disarmament and non-proliferation.
German Forces and NATO
Germany has long standing interests and capacities in the Arctic and Antarctic regions that date back to the mid 1800s. In all its endeavours, Germany puts a stong emphasis on ecologically sustainable solutions that take into consideration the rights and interests of indigenous populations in the North.
Germany and the Arctic